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Ha Viz CoIIegtenne 

Volume 78, No. 4 

An Independent Publication | Founded 1924 

September 29, 2010 






LVC's women's basketball team 
unites during the off season to 
fight cancer 

Page 8 


Is Jesus God? Staff writer Nick 
Thrailkill reports on the debate 
Page 6 


Worried about the future after 
LVC? Staff writer Jake King 
interviews a few recent alumni to 
see how their job hunt is going 
Page 4 


News 1-3 

Features 4 

Arts & Entertainment 5 

Perspectives 6 

Sports 7-8 




LVC seeks Middle States accreditation 

Jake King '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Any student who has been in 
academia knows that being able to 
work in a group and produce an ef- 
fective product is crucial to being a 
marketable employee, whether it is 
doing research or making a public 
relations plan. This challenge grows 
even larger as the scope widens, 
and fitting every piece together be- 
comes difficult. 

Since the winter of 2009, LVC 
faculty and administration have 
been working on a report which 
pulls resources and manpower 
from nearly every dimension of 
the college. This self-study report 
for the Middle States Accreditation 
Process will have a tremendous 
impact on LVC's future. Middle 

States is a nongovernmental agen- 
cy which conducts evaluations of 
colleges in this region of the nation 
every 10 years, essentially to deter- 
mine whether the college is meet- 
ing the standards Middle States 
deems necessary to a worthwhile 

If a college is approved for ac- 
creditation, it gains eligibility for 
federally backed financial aid, a fig- 
ure which ran between $7 million 
and $8 million for LVC last year. 
If a student attends an accredited 
school, this status also allows any 
class credits he/she accumulates 
to be transferred to another institu- 

LVC, which has been an accred- 
ited college since 1922, will be up 
for re-accreditation in 2012. 

The first part of this process will 
be the completion of the self-study 

report, which must focus on Mid- 
dle States' 14 key standards and 
how the college fulfills each one. 
In doing so, the report will also 
attempt to answer the question, 
"What is the value of receiving a 
liberal arts education at LVC?" 

Each of the 14 standards is bun- 
dled into one of six chapters within 
the report, and the information for 
each chapter is being compiled by 
Working Groups made up of fac- 
ulty, administration and students. 

A report of this magnitude, of 
course, requires some guidance, 
which is where Dr. Cheryl George, 
professor of education, and Jen- 
nifer Liedtka, director of institu- 
tional research, come in. George 
and Liedtka serve as co-chairs of 
the Steering Committee, which 
is a sort of "project management 
group" overseeing the six Working 


"We make sure that the Work 
Groups have what they need, make 
sure that the process is moving 
along and that we're staying true to 
our timelines," George says. 

Dr. Mchael Green, vice presi- 
dent for academic affairs and dean 
of the faculty, also plays a vital role 
in the process, serving as a main 
conduit of information and com- 
munication between Middle States 
and LVC. 

"I'm assisting to make sure that 
the Steering Committee and the 
Working Groups are getting the in- 
formation that they need in order 
to write this. And I would say that 
that would be true for all the gen- 
eral officers and all the vice presi- 
dents; all of us are responsible for 
assisting the Steering Committee in 

LVC partners with NCTC 

Sarah Barkman '14 

Perspectives Editor 

As of this fall 2010, Lebanon 
Valley has entered into a two-year 
partnership with the Pennsylva- 
nia National Guard's Northeast 
Counterdrug Training Center 
(NCTC). Through this partner- 
ship, NCTC students will be eligi- 
ble to receive undergraduate cred- 
it from LVC for select courses, 
and LVC students in the criminal 
justice program will have the op- 
portunity to intern with NCTC. 

NCTC was founded in 1999 
and strives to protect society from 
the devastating effects of sub- 
stance abuse. It is based at Fort 
Indiantown Gap and provides lo- 
cal, state and federal law enforce- 
ment officials and community 


prevention specialists with free 
counterdrug and counterterror- 
ism training. A federally funded 
organization, NCTC is the only 
military-operated public safety 
training academy in the nation ac- 
credited by the Commission on 
Accreditation for Law Enforce- 
ment Agencies. 

"We are pleased to welcome 
NCTC students to our campus 
and that NCTC has agreed to ac- 
cept LVC student interns," says 
Michael Green, vice president for 
academic affairs and dean of facul- 
ty. "LVC has a history of support- 
ing students with military and law 
enforcement backgrounds, and 
we are proud to continue that tra- 

LVC criminal justice majors 
may apply for an internship with 
NCTC, which will provide a real- 

life, hands-on experience prior to 
their graduation. There are cur- 
rently 47 students at LVC enrolled 
as criminal justice majors. In this 
major, students study a combina- 
tion of classes from sociology and 
political science, ensuring a well- 
rounded education of the social, 
psychological, political and legal 
issues relevant to the problem of 

As Carolyn Hanes, professor of 
criminal justice and internship di- 
rector, states, "This is going to be 
a unique and exciting high-impact 
learning experience for our stu- 



MISAto hold 
fundraiser for 

Timothy Davis ' 1 2 

La Vie Staff Writer 
Sarah Barkman ' 1 2 

Perspectives Editor 

A benefit show for Fred and Su- 
san Greenawalt will take place Sat- 
urday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m., in Lutz 
Hall, located in the Blair Music 

The concert is being held by 
the Lebanon Valley College Mu- 
sic Industry Student Association 
(MISA). The concert will ben- 
efit the Greenawalt family as they 
battle medical costs from a surgery 
and related complications. Susan 
Greenawalt has been the assistant 
for graduate studies and continued 

See MISA | Page 2 




2 La Vie Collegienne September 29, 2010 


MISA: Donations benefit Greenwalts' medical expenses 

Continued from Page 1 

education for 21 years. 

Bands Thomas and the Skank 
Engines, Trunks & Tales, Shoeless 
Grooves and When East Meets 
West will play at the concert. There 
will be $2 donation at the door. 

Thomas and the Skank Engines 
consists of LVC students Tom Fitz- 
patrick T2, Rachel Lightner T2, 
Keith Novak Tl, Blake Harrison- 
Lane T2, Jamie Haraschak T2, 
Scott Holman T2, Anna Susan 
Reber T2 and Andrew Veirtz '12. 
The band plays ska with a mixture 
of rhythm guitars and basses and a 
horn section. 

Trunks & Tails is a band based 
in Harrisburg led by Daniel An- 
derson. They perform acoustic and 
post-hardcore music and have cre- 
ated EPs and played in nearly 200 


The members of Shoeless 
Grooves are Ryan Frantz '11, Matt 
Houston '11, Stephen Hackett '11, 
and Aaron Trasatt T 1, all LVC stu- 
dents. They play a combination 
of jazz, funk and jam fusion. They 
have been together and playing on 
the campus for three years. 

When East Meets West consists 
of Brandon Bicking, Ben Diana, 
Carl Wolfe, KT Laiso, and Ryan 
Laiso. They perform folk, punk 
and acoustic music and hail from 

All donations will help to cover 
the medical expenses of the Green- 
await family, particularly for Fred. 
During a surgery Fred had on 
April 7 for a brain tumor, he suf- 
fered three strokes. After spending 

four-and-a-half months going from 
Hershey Medical Center, Hershey 
Rehabilitation Hospital and a My- 
erstown nursing home, Fred is now 
back at home. 

As Phillip Freeman Tl, presi- 
dent of MISA, explains, "MISA 
is an organization that is first and 
foremost dedicated to the power 
of music. Holding the Greenawalt 
Fundraiser Concert is proof of how 
music can bring about positive 
change and growth for all kinds 
of people in challenging circum- 
stances. We are honored and proud 
to support the Greenawalt family. 
Holding a concert to raise funds for 
medical payments and family ex- 
penses is the very least we can do." 



MIDDLE STATES: College preparing for evaluation 

Continued from Page 1 

that way," Green explains. 

Dr. Ann Damiano, associate 
dean for academic affairs, will be 
compiling the report. If the 14 stan- 
dards and underlying questions 
aren't enough to keep everyone 
on their toes, there's just one more 
catch: The self-study must be 100 
pages long or under (not includ- 
ing appendices). Fortunately, Da- 
miano, in her first year at LVC, has 
plenty of experience with Middle 
States self-studies from working at 
Mount Saint Mary College, where 
she edited the college's self-study 
twice: in 1997 and again in 2007. 
She also wrote the college's Peri- 
odic Review Report in 2002, which 
is an assessment midway through 
the ten-year accreditation cycle 
demonstrating how an institution 
is making progress on the recom- 
mendations from its last self study. 

At the moment, the college is 
still in the process of collecting 
the content to be covered in each 
of the chapters, but once each sec- 
tion is prepared, the work of assem- 
bling the self study will begin with 
the goal of, as Damiano describes, 
"bringing it into one voice and 
making sure there's consistency." 

But before anything is sent to 
Middle States, the self-study will 
go through a thorough revision 
process to ensure that all points 
are covered. As versions of the re- 
port are drafted, those involved 
will have a chance to go over it and 
identify any problem areas. 

"Once these drafts are ready, we 
are going to be offering campus- 
wide opportunities for staff, ad- 
ministration and faculty to come 
and give input to the chapters one 
by one. So even before we have this 
whole report put together, we're 
going to be depending on input 
from everybody to fill in any of the 
questions we might have or things 
we might have overlooked," George 

The final stage of the process 
will be a visit by a Mddle States 
external committee in the spring 
of 2012. This committee, made up 
largely of faculty from other higher 
education institutions, will spend 
two days on campus interviewing 
LVC faculty, administration and 
students to compile their own re- 
port, which will then be sent with 
the self study for final approval 
from Middle States. 

With all the work and resources 
that go into creating a project like 
this, most of those involved believe 
that the process is beneficial to the 
overall well being of the college. 

"We can now take a microscope 
to all our programs, take a close 
look and ask ourselves if we're do- 
ing what we say we're doing. And so 
I think it's a growth opportunity for 
the college in all areas," Green says. 

Damiano agrees. 

"Its always good to stop what 
you're doing every so often, to re- 
flect on what you're doing, and to 
reflect with an eye for what you're 
doing well and where you might 
need some improvement," she says. 

There is also consensus among 
those involved that the effort put 
forth has been and will continue 
to be crucial to the report's final 
quality, and that so far the college 
is "right on target" to meet its goals. 

"Everyone has been so diligent 
in how they've approached their 
work, and that's just been tremen- 
dous," Liedtka says. 



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Hearts for Haiti yard sale 

Jon Leer '12 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The "Hearts for Haiti" spe- 
cial interest house raised $100 
through a yard sale on Sept. 12 — 
marking the first event in a year- 
long campaign to raise money 
and awareness for those in need 
in Haiti. 

Not even the rainy weather 
could dampen the spirits of those 
involved. The group gathered at 
Chaplain Paul Fulmer's house in 
Annville around noon. The mon- 
ey was raised through the sale of 
clothing, shoes, jewelry, baskets, 
books and other assorted items. 
"With the weather conditions, 
not as much money was raised as 
expected," house president Kayla 
Fulfer '12 says, "but the little bit 
we did raise will help with the 
start of our bigger projects." 

All of the proceeds raised this 
year will go to Practical Compas- 

sion based out of Lebanon. Prac- 
tical Compassion guarantees 100 
percent of the money donated 
will go to Haiti. Practical Com- 
passion has been helping Haitians 
long before the 7.0 magnitude 
earthquake further devastated the 
third-poorest nation in the world. 

The 2010 earthquake is esti- 
mated to have killed 230,000 peo- 
ple and left more than one million 
Haitians homeless. The earth- 
quake ravaged the vital infrastruc- 
ture: Many hospitals, ports and 
communications lines collapsed 
and were destroyed. 

Hearts for Haiti is planning 
several other events throughout 
this school year. The group con- 
sists of Fulfer, Caitlin Murphy 
'12, Elizabeth Borgia '13, Katie 
Seigendall '12, Rachel Armor '13 
and Rachel Hoffman '13. 



La Vie Collegienne September 29, 2010 3 


LVC welcomes Venus Ricks 

Amy Nord all ' 1 2 
Andrew Texter ' 1 2 

La Vie Staff Writers 

"Be the exception, not the rule." 

Flashing a brilliant smile, it's 
easy to see LVC can expect noth- 
ing less from the new Director of 
Multicultural Affairs, Venus Ricks. 

Ricks, 30, brings years of ex- 
perience to LVC. Originally from 
Brooklyn, N.Y., Ricks and her fam- 
ily moved to Sunbury Pa. when 
she was a young girl. Ricks earned 
her degree at Susquehanna Uni- 
versity in 2001, where she ma- 
jored in sociology and minored in 
Spanish. She was an assistant resi- 
dential director at the University 
of Massachusetts Amherst, where 
she earned her Master of Educa- 
tion and Higher Education Ad- 
ministration in 2009. Ricks' most 
recent employment was at Smith 
College, Northampton, Mass., 
where she worked as the director 
of multicultural affairs. 

For Ricks, being the director of 

multicultural affairs is a 24-hour 
job. Outside of her office, Ricks 
is aware that when she walks into 
the room people instantly rec- 
ognize her as a woman of color, 
especially in a community that is 
largely white. Though she hasn't 
always embraced this responsibil- 
ity, Ricks now views her visibility 
as an opportunity to live out her 
multicultural ideals. 

"It's my life," says Ricks. 

But Ricks is more than just a 

In her free time, she leaves be- 
hind the academic world and in- 
dulges in a bit of reality television. 
Her favorite show is "Keeping up 
with the Kardashians." She enjoys 
the show because it allows the 
viewer to see into the complex life 
of an American family. 

Family is a huge influence for 
Ricks. Being the first person in her 
family to go to college has made 
Ricks especially aware of what 
an opportunity it is to receive an 
education. Ricks' role model is her 

grandmother, Pearlie Mae Wil- 
liams. Growing up in the South, 
Williams filled the role of house- 
wife and babysitter since higher 
education was not an option. 
Because of that, Ricks says some 
would suggest her grandmother 
was not sufficiently educated. Not 
so: Ricks views her grandmother 
as one of the most intelligent 
people she has ever known, and 
because of her, she has truly val- 
ued her educational opportunities 
since she knows not all intelligent 
people have the opportunity to be 

Her life at LVC so far has con- 
sisted of meeting the wonderful 
new people, but soon, Ricks plans 
to bring about a sense of commu- 
nity to the campus. Ricks stresses 
that she wants her office to be a 
place for all students. 



Stay healthy: Get a flu shot 

Health center has new flu shot and new hours 

Ali McFadden ' 1 2 
Laura Waldron ' 1 1 

La Vie Staff Writers 

Allergies, colds and vaccina- 
tions. The fall season is upon us, 
and physical, mental and nutrition- 
al health needs are 

Flu vaccinations 
"are not mandatory 
but highly suggest- 
ed," says Val Angeli, 
director of health 
services on cam- 

This shot will 
protect most people 
for the entire flu 
season, but as with 
everything, it is not 
guaranteed. Stu- 
dents will receive an e-mail within 
the following months with more 
details pertaining to the vaccina- 
tion and the dates and times they 
will be offered. The H1N1 vac- 
cination is now incorporated into 
this vaccine, which means only one 
shot for flu season! 

The common cold is a college 
student's most frequent sickness 
but not one that should go un- 
treated. Upper respiratory infec- 
tions are also a leading cause of 
illness during the fall months. 
Shroyer Health Center treats for 
allergies such as hay fever, using 

Photo by Justin Roth '14 / 
Loratadine, as well. 

"Good hand washing, eat- 
ing a nutritious diet and getting 
enough rest are ways of prevent- 
ing colds and infections," says 

The Shroyer Health Center is 
open Monday through Friday and 

medical personnel are available to 
assist students with their health 
care needs. Nurses are on duty 
Monday through Friday from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m. A practitioner will 
be at the Shroyer Health Center 
Monday through Thursday from 
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 1 p.m. 
to 4 p.m. 

Due to an overwhelming 
response of surveys, there 
is now more diversity with- 
in the physician staff — not 
just male doctors anymore. 
Now students may choose 
to be seen by a male or fe- 
male doctor, depending on 
their comfort level. Pre- 
paredness is key during this 
fall season, and students 
should regularly check 
their e-mail for news and 
LA VIE updates from the Shroyer 
Health Center. 



Sierra Leone dessert 
at LVC 

McKenna Snyder '14 

La Vie Staff writer 

Get your forks ready for this 
sweet presentation. On Oct. 2 at 
7 p.m. in the West Dining Hall, 
Osman Kamara, a native of Sierra 
Leone currently residing in Har- 
risburg, Pa., will converse with 
attendees about the Sierra Leone 
Initiative of the United Methodist 
Church and the relief efforts they 
wish to pursue in this war torn 

Among the presenters, two del- 
egates from Sierra Leone will also 
present the latest growths and de- 
velopments in the West African 
country. Accompanying the pre- 
senters, Vic Fortna, a singer from 
Sierra Leone, will sing gospel music 

throughout the evening. 

Director of Community Service 
and Chaplain of Lebanon Valley 
College Rev. Paul Fullmer is happy 
to be part of the occasion. 

"We're overjoyed to be able to 
host this informative event for lo- 
cal congregations and community 
members," Fullmer says. 

Attendees will have the oppor- 
tunity to try sweet snacks from the 
country and fellowship. All are in- 
vited. The reservation deadline is 
Sept. 29. General admission is $3 
per person or $8 per family. Admis- 
sion for LVC students is free. Re- 
serve your spot on Redbook or call 
(717) 867-6135. 


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Habitat builds in Lebanon 

Students help Lebanon family in need 

Caitlin Murphy '12 

Features Editior 

This past Saturday, Habitat for 
Humanity organized a build in 
Lebanon to help finish a house 
that has been in the works for over 
a year. This house, which had suf- 
fered from massive fire damage, 
has been completely transformed 
into a new, clean and stylish liv- 
ing space for a special citizen of 
Lebanon. The future owner of the 
house is required to put in "Sweat- 
Equity" hours to help donate time 
and energy into fixing the place 
up. With the help of some LVC 
students, this house received stor- 
age space for every closet with 
the installations of shelving units. 
On the outside of the house, LVC 
volunteers helped bend metal and 
later applied this metal to the side 
of the house. The build began in 
the early morning and lasted until 
mid-afternoon, and in this time 
span, students worked with drills, 
levels, stud finders, pliers, tape 
measures and more! 

LVC's chapter of Habitat for 
Humanity works with Lebanon 
County to help build homes ev- 
ery year for those who cannot 
afford a down payment on a loan 
to put towards getting a house. 

These individuals are hardwork- 
ing people with low incomes, so 
Habitat in Lebanon offers them 
payment without interest. The 
monthly payments are consid- 
erably affordable and help put 
deserving families in need into a 
new home. 

Habitat for Humanity meets 
bi-weekly on Monday nights at 9 
p.m. in the fellowship lounge in 
the Chapel. To sign up for a fu- 
ture build, log onto Redbook and 
express your interest. For more 
information contact the president 
of Habitat, Caleb Brown '11 at 



& Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to 
provide readers with complete 
and accurate information. To 
that end, we welcome and en- 
courage notification of any 
mistakes. Readers who wish 
to submit corrections should 
send an email to lavie(3>, 
subject line: Corrections. 

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Jake King '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

2010 hasn't been a happy year for 
America. And after spending several 
years in the worst recession in recent 
memory watching the national debt 
reach astronomical levels and adding 
"Obama-care" to the list of topics that 
may very well end in somebody los- 
ing a limb at the Thanksgiving table, 
who can blame the American public 
for being angry at Washington? 

Whether or not President 
Obama's hotly debated stimulus plan 
was effective in getting the economy 
moving again has polarized the na- 
tion. But, whether you're for or 
against the president's policy, one 
thing has people on both sides of the 
political spectrum concerned: the 
job market. The American economy, 
at first showing signs of promising 
improvement after the initiation of 
the stimulus fund, has slowed its mo- 
mentum and has left the nation with 
a mountain of debt, an uncertain 
economic future over the next few 
years and long term and even fears of 
a double-dip recession. 

For the many college students 
graduating this spring and entering 
the job market, but especially for 
those already graduated and are still 
looking for work, that's not welcome 

Patricia Matter '10, an English/ 
secondary education major, has 
found that the economic climate 
and recent issues with educational 
funding in the state make finding an 
open teaching position all the more 

"Throughout the spring/ summer, 
I sent out roughly 50 applications to 
school districts, resulting in nine 
interviews and five rejection letters 
or suggestions to get on the school's 
day-to-day substitute list," Matter 

For those like Alexis Wilson TO 
who want to remain local, the job 
search has been even more difficult. 
As a fashion buying/marketing ma- 
jor, Wilson has received several offers 
in places like Philadelphia and New 
York but few leads in this area. 

"My job search has been so stress- 
ful. I've searched countless websites 
for career openings, posted my re- 
sume, delivered it in person and ap- 
plied at places that have nothing to 
do with my major. I have had a few 
job offers but turned them down for 
different reasons," Wilson says. "I am 

thankful for the offers that I got, but 
at the same time, I feel that if I wait, 
the perfect job will come along but 
not without a lot of looking to find it." 

However, all is not bleak in terms 
of the local job market. Huyen 
Huynh TO graduated from LVC with 
a degree in accounting and business 
administration. A desire to remain in 
the state made the job search more 
difficult for Huynh, but she was able 
to find a position in her field working 
for APR Supply Company in Leba- 
non, a company known for hiring 
qualified LVC graduates. 

"The job search was not easy for 
me. Perhaps part of it has to do with 
the economic 
downturn and 
rising unemploy- 
ment rate. I had 
a difficult time 
finding an entry- 
level position 
because most em- 
ployers want peo- 
ple with at least a 
few years of expe- 
rience, especially 
when there are 
more job seek- 
ers than the jobs 
available," Huynh 

When it 

http : / / along with 
this article and features additional 
data including salary ranges for each 
major, but a simplified reproduction 
of the data in the 2009 results is listed 
with this article for your reference. 

Despite the mixed results in find- 
ing work, one thing that LVC gradu- 
ates across the board seem to agree on 
is that it isn't easy out there. And for 
current seniors soon to enter the job 
market, that reality is fast approach- 
ing. Katie DeMarco '11, a German 
major (secondary education) and a 
New Jersey native, is especially wor- 
ried about finding a teaching position 
in her home state after graduating 

Check out to see 
graph of the jobs 
recent grads have found. 

comes to finding work, however, it 
seems not all maj ors are created equal, 
at least not in the current economic 
climate. LVC Career Services sends a 
survey to the most recent graduating 
class six months after graduation and 
compiles the results of that survey 
in a report the following spring. The 
data for the class of 2010, for exam- 
ple, will not be available until spring 
201 1. The survey results for the class 
of 2009 seem to indicate promising 
results for those who did respond to 
the survey, at least in terms of finding 
work. Whether or not the position is 
related to the graduate's major is less 
clear, however. Only one respondent 
was listed as "unemployed," although 
it is worth noting that the survey it- 
self yielded a 54.3 percent response 
rate for the entire class, and indi- 
vidual response rates for each ma- 
jor varied greatly. In addition, some 
respondents chose not to disclose 
their employment details, which may 
mean the unemployment rate for this 
class was actually higher at the time 
this data was collected. The 2009 
survey results and the full report for 
the class of 2008 are posted online at 

this spring. 

"I'm concerned. It's not easy to 
find a German position because you 
basically have to wait until someone 
retires or moves out of the district," 
DeMarco says. DeMarco went on 
to say that her brother, who is also a 
German teacher, has been keeping an 
eye out for openings, but as of now, 
there is only a single definite open- 
ing within her desired employment 
range. DeMarco said that the fact 
that she will be a new graduate may 
work to her advantage, however, as 
sometimes schools will opt for a new 
teacher that is qualified but could 
work for less than someone with 
more experience. 

"That's all I've really got going for 
me right now," DeMarco jokes. "I'd 
be a cheap hire." 

Elementary education and music 
education/music represented the 
highest number of graduates in 2009. 
Of the 30 graduates who responded 
to the Career Services survey, 27 
had found jobs. Nevertheless, Emily 
Tranbaugh T 1, an elementary educa- 
tion major, still has fears about the 
job market when she graduates. 

"I'm nervous about the avail- 
ability of jobs. You almost have to 
start by getting your foot in the door 
somewhere as a long-term substitute 
or something," Tranbaugh says. 

Sharon Givler, director of career 
services, stresses the importance of 
taking the time to prepare for the job 
hunt now, whatever the outlook of 
finding an opening may be. 

"When the economic climate is 
bleak and students hear 'there's just 
nothing out there,' there's sometimes 
a tendency to be unmotivated, and 
this is a time to really be even more 
motivated," Givler says. "It will take 
more work. It will take more passion. 

The ability to market 
yourself to an employer 
is going to be primary. 
But you've got to stand 

Givler also noted 
that for the freshmen 
on the other side of the 
job-hunting spectrum, 
now is "a great time to 
observe" and gain valu- 
able knowledge in terms 
of what company rep- 
resentatives are looking 
for and how to interact 
with them. Going to 
workshops and net- working opportunities 
will give exposure, even if it doesn't 
lead to an internship or job. 

There's also something to be said 
for getting involved in extracurricular 
activities on campus. Matt Howell- 
Clarke TO, a music business major, 
moved to Nashville, Tenn. due to 
the regional nature of job availabil- 
ity in his field. According to Howell- 
Clarke, the things he did outside of 
class have been key interest points in 
job interviews. 

"Every job interview I've been 
on has asked me about my leader- 
ship experience relating to Valley- 
Fest, Sinfonia, etc. Everyone they're 
interviewing has a college degree, so 
they're not as concerned with that. 
Again, this is in my field and it may 
differ from field to field. But seeing 
that I was president of multiple or- 
ganizations has really made me stand 
out more than anything else on my 
resume," Howell-Clarke says. 

And if things are looking bad in 
your field, there is always the option 
to go straight to graduate school in 
the hopes that by the time you com- 
plete higher education, the economy 
will have improved and you will be 

able to have a higher starting salary. 
And while some fields obviously re- 
quire further education beyond a 
bachelor's degree, if the prospect 
of graduate school is too daunting 
(and expensive), there are other op- 
tions that don't require charging full 
steam ahead into your field. Cassy 
Kane '09 spent her time in college 
gaining a great deal of experience in 
writing and journalism. But rather 
than searching for a job in her field 
right after graduation, Kane opted 
instead to take a year to serve with 
AmeriCorps, working with under- 
privileged children and promoting 
literacy. Kane filled out the applica- 
tion while studying abroad in Greece 
and was accepted for a position with 
Leaps in Literacy in Boston. 

"It was definitely a great feeling 
going abroad knowing there was a 
job waiting for me when I returned, 
and moreover, I would be working 
for a service program with a mission 
I'm very passionate about. Also, a 
great benefit of serving with Ameri- 
Corps is that in addition to a monthly 
stipend, after your year of service, 
you receive an education award of 
around $5,000 which you can use to 
pay off student loans or pay graduate 
school expenses," Kane says. 

But whether you are a graduating 
senior, a freshman or even an alum- 
nus of the college still looking for 
work, LVC has resources available 
to help make the job search at least a 
little bit easier. 

"Think about connections you 
already have and let people know 
you're looking for work. Try to find 
out more about the organizations 
that you're networking with," Givler 
says. "Do your homework on the 
organizations you are interested in. 
Eventually, you will get an interview. 
You may have to do that interview 
within 48 hours of the time of the in- 
vitation, and you might not have time 
then to look in depth into the com- 
pany or find questions to ask, so now 
is the time to do that as well." 

It is difficult to say what changes 
half a year will bring to the economy, 
for better or worse. But making the 
best of opportunities and keeping 
hope in the face of rejections will be 
keys to success. 

"Regardless of your major, I think 
it's going to be hard for everyone," 
DeMarco says. 



La Vie Collegienne September 29, 2010 5 


Perry s "Dream" a musical nightmare? 

Despite hype, Katy Perry's new album fails to deliver on most accounts 

Ryan Cagno '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Well, I just listened through 
Katy Perry's album "Teenage 
Dream" in its entirety and I'm not 
sure how to respond. I feel like I 
just simultaneously watched "Glee" 
and "Jersey Shore," while playing 
Candy Land and riding the Tilt-a- 
Whirl. And, as expected, I sort of 
want to throw up. 

Before proceeding any further, 
I would first like to say that I think 
Katy Perry is a talented singer. Her 
voice boasts a unique quality and a 
remarkable amount of power. 

Too bad "Teenage Dream" fails 
miserably at showcasing her actual 
talent, instead erring on the side 
of unsophisticated shock-satire, 
paper-thin metaphor and generally 
awful music. 

The super-ultra-platinum-sum- 
mer-blockbuster-mega-hit "Cali- 
fornia Curls" was inescapable this 
summer. Reportedly, Katy wrote 
it as a response to the Alicia Keys 
and Jay-Z collaboration "Empire 
State of Mind," feeling that the 
West Coast needed an anthem of 
their own. Apparently, Perry hasn't 
listened to too many Beach Boys 
tunes. That or she didn't think 
the pre-existing "California Girls" 
was up to snuff, (in her defense, 
I always thought that song could 
have benefited from a Snoop Dogg 


But wait, "California Gurls! 
Don't count your 
chips just yet. On 
the heels of Per- 
ry's infectiously 
brain-dead sum- 
mer anthem 
came her second 
single, "Teen- 
age Dream," 
a song which 
boasts slightly 
more heart and a 
strangely similar 
monotone mel- 
ody line. Katy's 
airy and heart-felt 
crooning nearly 
helps us overlook 
lines about get- 
ting drunk on the 
beach and fooling 

This "no re- 
grets, just love" 
Perry establishes 
in the opening title track carries 
through the album fairly stead- 
fastly. Across the board, the songs 
boast the lyrical depth of a leaky 
kiddie pool — Miss Perry consis- 
tently splashing us in the face with 
her middle school attempts at be- 
ing suggestive. (Okay, we get it, 
Katy. You party hard.) 

What really seals the deal as far 
as this album's hopelessness is the 

track "Peacock," which might be After thoroughly trampling her 
the worst song I've ever heard in own dignity to death, Katy Perry 

goes on to 
take a few 
stabs at "seri- 
ous" music. 
The angst-rid- 
den "Circle 
the Drain" 
does its best 
to channel 
Alanis Mori- 
sette but fails 
due to lack of 
heart. "The 
One That Got 
Away" comes 
very close to 
lyrically, but 
at the end of 
the day, it's 
one of the 
weaker tracks 
on the album 

Courtesy of Google images musically and 
my life. This train wreck of a song left me feeling like Kelly Clarkson 

mixes the overly- obvious sexual 
innuendo of Lady Gaga with the 
embarrassing lyrical "ability" of the 
Black Eyed Peas, all set over a mu- 
sical rehashing of Gwen Stefani's 
"Hollaback Girl." Do yourself a fa- 
vor, and never listen to this song. 
And if you're wondering if the in- 
nuendo is as obvious as the title 
suggests.. .it is. 

had already done it better. Then, in 
the Rihanna rip-off "ET." the lis- 
tener is bombarded with enough 
senseless futuristic metaphors to 
forget the tiny dose of emotion ex- 
perienced on the preceding track. 

Next comes the out-of-place 
soul-searching of "Who Am I Liv- 
ing For?" which ultimately does 
little to answer the question or en- 

tertain the listener. This song, along 
with "Pearl," try their best to claw 
their way out of the whole dug by 
the early tracks, but ultimately can- 
not rise to the occasion. 

However, the album manages 
to end on a high note. After suffer- 
ing through the penultimate track, 
"Hummingbird Heartbeat" ("You 
make me feel like I'm losing my 
virginity / let's pollinate to make a 
family tree"), we arrive at "Not Like 
the Movies," a surprisingly success- 
ful song with an appropriate por- 
tion of emotion and interesting 
musicality two elements which 
were regrettably absent prior to 
this point. Perry's voice shines and 
her personality comes through sin- 
cerely for the first time. 

At the end of the day, this gaudy 
parade album doesn't offer much. 
Most bad pop music is able to re- 
deem itself through dance-ability; 
sadly, Ms. Perry's latest project 
even misses the mark in that re- 
spect (with the exception of the 

I'd like to now have a moment 
of silence for the music tastes and 
mental health of the thousands of 
ten-year-old girls who have been 
listening to this album on loop 
since its August release. 


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What s happening around central PA 

Activities, events and more, there is a lotto check out in the area while studying at LVC 

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Enjoy a FREE night out on Friday, Oct. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. at 
Lancaster city's "First Friday." These outings are held on the first 
Friday of each month throughout the year in downtown Lancast- 
er's Gallery Row. 

On First Friday, over 70 galleries throughout the city will be 
open under extended hours, and many feature special art exhibits. 
These evenings provide a great opportunity to explore the art and 
culture of Lancaster, dine in some of the city's trendy new restau- 
rants or enjoy live music or theatrical performances in the com- 
pany of friends and community members. 

»»For more information on the "First Friday" taking 
place on Oct. 1 or to explore Lancaster's First Friday 
schedule, please visit 


After opening the season with an away game on 
Friday, Oct. 1 against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton 
Penguins, the Bears will welcome the Penguins to 
the Giant Center on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The 
cost for general admission is $14. 

In the 2009-2010 season, the Bears finished the 
regular season with a record of 60-17 and went on to 
win their second consecutive championship, their 
third in the last five seasons. 

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Is Jesus God? 

An inquiry into the nature of Jesus' divinity 

point : two panelists were Evangelical elist Kayla Baldwin ' 12 said, "The New < 

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On Monday, Sept. 20, at 7:00 p.m. 
Chaplain Fullmer, five panelists and a 
group of students and faculty gathered 
in the basement of Miller Chapel for 
a lively discussion of a religious matter 
that has been debated since the begin- 
ning of Christianity: Is Jesus God? By 
any measure, the question of Jesus' di- 
vinity is not a new topic in the realm 
of debate. Perhaps the most famous 
example from history was the Coun- 
cil of Nicaea in A.D. 325, when Arius 
proposed that Jesus was not of the 
same matter as God and thus was not 
God; 300 members of the Council 
eventually voted that Jesus was equal 
and coeternal to God the Father, eas- 
ily outnumbering the three members 
that had supported Arian beliefs. 

The five students that constituted 
the panel were far from sharing the 
same opinions about Jesus' divinity. 
One possible reason for the variety 
of opinion was that each panelist rep- 
resented a different religious view- 

point: two panelists were Evangelical 
Christians, one was a Deist, one was 
an Evangelical Lutheran, and one was 
Jewish. Despite their religious differ- 
ences, each panelist was given an equal 
chance to express his or her views. 

The forum was set up in the fol- 
lowing manner: Chaplain Fullmer 
asked two questions about the New 
Testaments and history's views of 
Jesus Christ. For each question, pan- 
elists were given four minutes to ex- 
plain their opinions based on their 
knowledge of the New Testament and 
historical records of Jesus' life and ac- 

The discussion began when Chap- 
lain Fullmer asked the panelists, "Does 
the New Testament teach that Jesus is 
God?" The panelists who agreed that 
the New Testament taught that Jesus 
is God stated that the Gospel of John 
best supported their opinions, as John 
the Evangelist equates Jesus to the 
Word of God and Jesus often refers to 
himself as "I am," a statement usually 
applied to Yahweh, the Jewish name 
for God. In supporting this view, pan- 

elist Kayla Baldwin ' 12 said, "The New 
Testament writers realized that if Jesus 
wasn't God, then there couldn't be 
Christianity." The panelists who said 
that the New Testament did not teach 
Jesus as God supported their opinion 
by stating that Jesus never directly 
refers to himself to God in the New 
Testament and that the Bible is man's 
interpretation of God because God is 
absolute. However, one panelist said 
he felt that people should still worship 
Jesus because Jesus worshipped God. 

Next, Chaplain Fullmer asked the 
panelists, "Does history present Je- 
sus as God?" One panelist stated that 
Jesus believed himself to be a part of 
God. However, the panelist stated that 
he was not sure if Jesus was right to 
assert this view of himself, but he still 
believed that Jesus is God because he 
converted so many people with his 
resurrection. Another panelist said 
that history does not teach that Jesus 
is God, because historical sources 
tend to depict Jesus as a moral teacher 
only. Chris Klimovitz '11 said that he 
believed that the many historical in- 

consistencies in Jesus' life seemed to 
imply that Jesus is not God. 

After the panelists answered those 
two questions, members of the au- 
dience were then allowed to ask the 
panelists questions. These questions 
ranged from inquisition on the way 
panelists viewed Jesus' nature to the 
possibility of finding an absolute 
truth about God. But perhaps the 
most interesting question presented 
by an audience member was, "How 
do you relate to people with different 
religious views than yours?" Although 
the panelists had varying opinions on 
previous questions, all five panelists 
agreed that it's important to tolerate 
the views of others, no matter how dif- 
ferent those views may be from yours. 

Overall, the forum served to bring 
to the forefront the diversity of opin- 
ion surrounding the divinity of Jesus. 
Though views were often contrast- 
ing, the discussion remained civil and 
tolerant. The panelists could not have 
been more pleased with those condi- 


Quirky Classes - Worth it or Not? 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives Editor 

On Sunday, Sept. 5, The Patriot 
News published an article entitled, 
"Messiah College, Lebanon Valley 
College, HACC offering quirky cours- 
es" written by Mary Klaus. The article 
itself is well-written, interesting and re- 
spectful. It mentions several "quirky" 
classes, for example "Monsters" at 
Messiah College, "Elementary San- 
skrit" and "They're Corning to Get 
You: Zombies, Mass Culture and Art" 
at our own Lebanon Valley, and "Un- 
identified Flying Objects and Near- 
Death Experiences" (Sociology 282) 
at Harrisburg Area Community Col- 
lege. Klaus discusses how these classes 
draw students to liberal arts colleges 
and provide a welcome relief from a 
standard English or math class, offer- 
ing students critical thinking skills and 

ways to "think outside the box." 

What is truly shocking about 
this article is not the article itself but 
rather the ignorant and abusive com- 
ments which follow it. Many of the 
comments are not only rude but dis- 
respectful as they make claims that 
classes such as these are dumb, worth- 
less and a waste of money. Some posts 
even go so far as to claim that these 
classes are only at these schools to 
help student-athletes graduate. There 
are over six pages of comments on the 
article, and as the pages increase, so 
does the level of ridiculousness of the 
comments. Some posts even alluded 
to these classes, and colleges which of- 
fer these classes, being the reason why 
America is "in such trouble." Many 
of the people who wrote the abusive 
comments believe that college is a 
waste of time and not worth the mon- 
ey. They insult not only the colleges 


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listed but also the students who attend 

Not to mention, there are many 
well-written and properly articulated 
posts written by professors and stu- 
dents taking said "dumb courses," 
which counter such comments with 
the argument that these classes, 
though they have odd names, are 
in fact challenging, writing/reading 
intensive classes through which stu- 
dents learn critical tliinking and ana- 
lytical skills. 

As a student at LVC, especially one 
who has taken the "Sex and the City" 
first-year seminar class, I was not only 
shocked but astounded at the level of 
ignorance the people commenting 
on this article displayed. Lebanon 
Valley offers a variety of rigorous and 
challenging courses, including many 
first year seminar classes, for example 
"Zombies, Mass Culture and Art." 
There are stringent requirements for 
all classes offered at Lebanon Valley, 
and for people to say that we are wast- 
ing our money by attending a college 
which would offer such courses is ri- 
diculous. Also, "Elementary Sanskrit" 
is one of the "quirky" classes listed; 
what is so easy about Sanskrit? 

I learned a lot in my first year semi- 
nar class, first of all, because I enjoyed 
it. The class had very interesting sub- 

ject material, such as studying femi- 
nism and women's changing roles in 
society. Yes, we used the TV series 
Sex and the City as one way to study 
women's roles in society, but that 
made the class even more interest- 
ing and unique. It was a reading- and 
writing- intensive class with excellent 
discussion in which the class actu- 
ally participated. Yes, it was a "quirky" 
class, but who says you can't learn just 
as much in a "quirky class" as you can 
in a standard class? The beauty of edu- 
cation is that to truly be educated, you 
must be well rounded; you must have 
the capability of looking at the world 
with open eyes. The colleges listed in 
Klaus' article obviously recognize the 
importance of ensuring that educa- 
tion does not mean simply reading a 
book but rather gaining experience 
and knowledge in various ways, which 
their students will use to be successful, 
open-minded, articulate and produc- 
tive members of society — perhaps 
the type of education that the people 
commenting negatively on the article 
did not have. Maybe America is in 
"such trouble" not because of "quirky 
classes" offered at colleges but because 
ignorant people continually pass judg- 
ment on topics, which they most obvi- 
ously know nothing about. 
S. BARKMAN seb00S(2> 

La Vie Collegienne September 29, 2010 7 


@ Susquehanna Tournament, 
14th out of 14 

Men's Soccer 

@ Susquehanna, 9/23 : 

©Wilkes, 9/25: LO-2 

Men's Tennis 

vs. Susquehanna, 9/25 : L 1-8 

Field Hockey 

@ Gettysburg, 9/22 : halted due 
to lightning, LVC led 2-0 

Women's Soccer 

©Haverford, 9/22 :W 1-0 
@ Eastern, 9/25 :W3-0 

Women's Tennis 

vs. Goucher, 9/23 : W 7-2 
vs. Susquehanna, 9/25 : L 4-5 
vs. Neumann, 9/27 : Postponed 

Women's Volleyball 

@F&M,9/24: L 0-3 
vs. Susquehanna, 9/25 : L 0-3 
vs. Marymount, 9/25 : W 3-0 

Ely Kirkoff 
Women's Soccer 

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Kirkoff scored 

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goal against 


College on E^Hfl 

Tuesday, Sept. *J 
22 as the fc* 

Dutchmen ** 

pulled out the /iTfi^i 

1-0 victory. I I If ■ i 

Kirkoff scored 

unassisted with only 35 seconds 
remaining in the game, breaking the 
team's two game losing streak. 

Joelle Snyder 



player of the week for the eighth 
time in her career after recording 
49 kills, 11 total blocks, and a 
.441 hitting average in the team's 
four matches last week. 

Mens soccer remains split 

Sherae Jones '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The LVC Men's Soccer Team 
is having a solid 2010 season so 
far. The Dutchmen are now 4-4 
overall. They have recorded two 
wins and two losses in their last 

four games. They were defeated 
by Moravian 1-3 on Sept. 18 and 
by Wilkes 0-2 on Sept. 25. How- 
ever, they defeated Susquehanna 
2-1 on Sept. 23 and Eastern Men- 
nonite University 4-0. 

Against Susquehanna, Ju- 
niors Brendan Steele and Chris 

Hall were responsible for the 
two goals. Steele scored the first 
goal, and Hall scored the second 
goal that secured the win with 
two minutes to go in regulation. 
Susquehanna dominated the 
Dutchmen in shots, 5-2, and then 
again in corner kicks, 3-1, all in 
the first half. Sophomore James 
Clements had six saves for LVC. 

The Dutchmen were shutout 
2-0 against Wilkes. Both of Wil- 
kes goals were scored by Michael 
Turner. During the first half, LVC 
had nine shots and three corner 
kicks, while Wilkes had two shots 
and four corner kicks. In the sec- 
ond half, LVC had nine shots and 
three corner kicks, while Wilkes 
had six shots and one corner kick. 

The team will host Misericor- 
dia University on Sept. 29 at 4 
p.m. Come out and support the 


Photo courtesy of 

SUCCESS VS. SUSQUEHANNA Junior Brendan Steele scores 

one goal in Dutchmen 2-1 victory over Susquehanna on Thursday s.jones 



Wednesday. 9/29 

Men's Soccer vs. Misericordia, 
4 p.m. 

Volleyball vs. Albright, 7 p.m. 

Thursday 9/30 

Field hockey vs. Susquehanna, 
4 p.m. 

Volleyball @ Haverford, 7 p.m. 

Golf® Messiah Tournament, 

Friday. 10/1 

Women's Cross Country @ 
Paul Short Run, 1 p.m. 

Men's Cross Country @ Paul 
Short Run, 1:45 p.m. 

Saturday, 10/2 

Volleyball vs. DeSales, 
10:30 a.m. 
Women's Soccer vs. Messiah, 
3 p.m. 

Football @ Delaware Valley, 
1 p.m. 

Men's Tennis vs. Cabrini, 1 p.m. 

Volleyball vs. Eastern, 1:30 

Field hockey @ Eastern Men- 
nonite, 2 p.m. 

Men's Soccer vs. Messiah, 

3 p.m. 

Women's soccer wins two 

After two tough losses, women's soccer triumphs 

Sherae Jones '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The LVC Women's Soccer 
Team is continuing to perform in 
a decent manner this season. The 
Dutchmen are now at an overall 
record of 5-4, including one tie. 

The team has won two of 
their last four games. They suf- 
fered a very tough loss on Sept. 
18 against Susquehanna Univer- 
sity, 1-2 in double overtime. The 
loss stemmed just two days after 
losing to Wilkes 1-3 on Sept. 16. 
However, the Dutchmen man- 
aged to pull off two consecutive 
victories after the two losses. 

Against Haverford College on 
Sept. 22, the Dutchmen played a 
close, competitive match against 
the Fords. With only 35 sec- 
onds remaining in regulation, 
Senior Elyse Kirkhoff scored the 
sole goal of the game to give the 
Dutchmen a 1-0 win. Freshman 

Photo courtesy of 

LAST SECOND SCORE Senior Ely Kirkoff scores with 35 seconds 
remaining, granting Dutchmen 1-0 victory over Haverford 

On Saturday, Sept. 25, the 
Dutchmen made women's soc- 
cer program history at LVC 
when they defeated nationally 
ranked #24 Eastern University. 
The Dutchmen walked away with 
a 3-0 win. Team effort and an all 
around good performance en- 
abled the Dutchmen to win. Ju- 
nior Sami Young had her fourth 
shutout of the season. Sykes, 
Snyder and Lauren King '11 were 
responsible for each of the three 

The team will host Messiah 
College in Commonwealth Con- 
ference contest on Saturday, Oct. 
2 at 12 p.m. before hosting King's 
College on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 4 
p.m. Come out and support the 

Becca Sykes had five saves in the 
contest. Although LVC walked 
away with the victory, the Fords 
dominated the field in shots and 
corner kicks. Haverford had 11 

shots, while LVC only had eight, 
three of which were by sopho- 
more Nikki Snyder. Haverford 
had six corner kicks, while LVC 
had two. 



Men's soccer split 

Page 7 

Women's soccer 
wins two 

Page 7 

Women's basketball supporting off the court 

Home family and LVC family unite to fight cancer 

kayl a fulfer ' 1 2 

La Vie Staff Writer 

For Liz Borgia '13, women's 
basketball player and biology ma- 
jor, leaving her home in Scranton 
to come to school at Lebanon Val- 
ley College is a bit harder for her 
than it is for most. At home are 
Borgia's family and her mother, 
Theresa, who has been battling 
cancer for 10 years. 

The fight for the Borgia family 
began in 1997 when her mother 
was diagnosed with breast cancer. 
This past Sept. 1 1, the Borgia fam- 
ily was joined in their fight when 
Borgia brought her LVC family, 
the women's basketball team, to 
Scranton for the 20th Annual Su- 
san G. Komen NEPA Race for the 

Theresa, the honorary member 
of the event, did not expect to see 
her daughter at the race that day, 
since Borgia was overwhelmed 
with schoolwork back at LVC. 

Photo courtesy of Liz Borgia '13 

THINK PINK Sophomore Liz Borgia and teammates attend Susan G. Komen NEPA Race for 
the Cure to help fight cancer in the off-season 

However, moments before the 
"Team Theresa" group photo was 
taken, Borgia, with her teammates, 
appeared around the corner, sur- 
prising her mom. 

"It was very emotional; Liz's 
mom was so happy to see her 
there. It was great to support her 
on a day that had so much mean- 
ing, and what made it even better 

was doing it together as a team 
while representing LVC," said 
teammate Gia Russo '13. 

The whirlwind of emotion did 
not end with the surprise from 

Theresa's daughter. In front of a 
crowd of 10,000 people prior to 
the 3-mile run/walk, Theresa and 
Borgia stood on stage while Borgia 
shared their story of courage and 
gave an inspiring message to all in 

The LVC women's basketball 
team, already supportive of breast 
cancer issues with their annual 
Pink Game, was happy to be a part 
of the race. 

When Borgia first mentioned 
the event to her teammates she 
said, "Their support was over- 
whelming and they immediately 
accepted the invitation and started 
working on T-shirts and posters. It 
really meant a lot to me." 

Involvement in the race reached 
the highest in the history of the Su- 
san G. Komen NEPA Race for the 
Cure and raised around $300,000 
for breast cancer research and 



Women's volleyball clenches second conference victory 

AlYSSA Wargo ' 1 1 
Tabitha Brobst '11 

La Vie Staff Writers 

LVC Volleyball is back at it 
again with its second overall con- 
ference win against Widener Uni- 
versity Tuesday night, making its 
record 2-0. 

Leading the team were seniors 
Emily Hopkins andjoelle Snyder, 
who added a total of 23 kills in the 
match. In addition, Jamie Hawk 
'12 had a .556 hitting percentage, 
a team high for the season, and 
Emily Perkins '11 had 34 assists, 
making her career total 375. 

In the first match, the Dutch- 
men had a 20-13 lead, but Wid- 
ener followed, scoring seven 
straight points to tie the score. An 
error by Widener set up a match 
point and Hawk won the match 
for LVC with a service ace. In 
the second match, both teams 
were neck and neck until Megan 
Schoch '14 came through with a 

kill for the Dutchmen, winning 
the second match. Finally, in the 
third match, Widener started off 
with a six point lead, but LVC 
came right back and won the 
match 25-19. 

"As a team, we were really fo- 
cused and ready to play. Since we 
lost to them last year during the 
season, we didn't want to see the 
same outcome again. Our front 
row did a great job with block- 

Photo courtesy of 

ing, which is always a big help 
for the defense trying to pick 
up hits off of a bigger team. But 
I think our back row did a good 
job as well picking them up when 
necessary," says Captain Angela 

Kuperavage '12. 

In other match-ups for the 
Dutchmen, the team traveled to 
the Franklin and Marshall Tour- 
nament. On Friday, the Dutch- 
men fell to Franklin and Marshall, 
0-3. Key players were Snyder who 
had 1 1 kills and Kuperavage who 
had 19 digs during the game. 
On Saturday, the Dutchmen 
were shut out again, this time 
by Susquehanna University, 0-3. 
Snyder added 13 more kills to her 
career and teammate Perkins add- 
ed 39 assists. In their final match 
up the Dutchmen rolled over 
Marymount, 3-0. 

Coming up this week for 
LVC Volleyball is a home match 
against Albright on Sept. 29, an 
away match at Haverford on Sept. 
30 and the home MAC Crossover 
Tournament on Oct. 2. 

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